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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Down Goes Rome ~ Music Video

"The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. 
Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds."
~ 2 Corinthians 10:4 (BSB) ~

Opening verse (2 Corinthians 10:4) quoted from the Berean Study Bible. The end scene video clip is an illustration of Daniel 2:40-44a which reads, "And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others. Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay. And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever."

Sunday, December 30, 2018

SOS For Parents: Episode 1 ~ Genesis

In the beginning, Yehovah created the entire universe with the spoken Word. We humans are made in His likeness. There's also power and authority in our words. When it comes to parenting children, we would do well to safeguard this principle.

When speaking to our children, we should do our best as parents to say what we mean and mean what we say. If a child does not heed our clear instructions the first time, we should be sure follow up with some sort of [appropriate] consequence. And if we tell our child "No" to something, we should be sure to "stick to our guns" and not allow continual requests for the same thing.

This and more is covered in this first episode of SOS For Parents!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Messiah Music: Far & Wide

As part of the human experience, at some point we all find ourselves asking the question “Why am I here?” We pursue a number of things to include people, possessions, careers and money. We look for that ever-elusive pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. When we come up empty, we’re left down and out and dissatisfied. It is at this point that we must look up. We must look to the Author and Creator of our souls for our purpose and meaning in this life. Far & Wide is a Messianic (Christian) song with an eclectic sound which takes one through this journey.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

The Beauty of Holiness

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Think about a son who loves his father so much that he wouldn’t dare disobey his dad intentionally. He hangs on his father’s every word and proudly tells everyone about how he has the best dad in the whole wide world.

Or think about a wife who is so in love with her husband that she can’t wait for him to come home from work each day. It’s with fond and intimate thoughts that she does her hair, puts on makeup and picks out her best clothes to wear to impress the love of her life.

Neither of these scenarios involves someone being MADE or forced to do anything. And there’s no built-in consequence for one’s failure to perform. The son isn’t going to get beat by his father if he doesn’t proclaim to others how great his dad is. And the husband isn’t going to fine or penalize his wife for not being excited for his return.
There is so much debate surrounding the Law of God and whether or not it’s been done away with or still applicable for today. There are those who adamantly declare that Yeshua (Jesus) did away with the law when He died. Then there are those on the other end who boldly proclaim that the law is still binding for today. - It seems to me that these two groups are often talking past one another and both are perhaps losing sight of “the beauty of holiness” (Psalm 29:2; 96:9).

Yes…there was a time when there were “handwritten ordinances which were against us” (Colossians 2:14) and yes…there came a time when Yehovah sent His Son Yeshua to die on a cross and free us from sin (i.e. sin's grip & the law of sin & death). But none of this changes the concepts of love and us being set apart as God’s special people (1 Peter 2:9).

We who are God’s children obey Him because we CAN; because we are inspired; because we desire to please Him. Yeshua isn’t interested in marrying a robot bride or one who is scared of His wrath. At the same time, however, the Creator of the Universe is worthy and desires a wife who loves Him dearly and keeps herself pure for Him. He deserves a wife who obeys Him wholeheartedly while being free to disobey. - This is true love. This is the beauty of holiness.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Boxing with the Blind

Boxing with the Blind

Sometimes, it can be so easy to go back & forth trading [social] blows. People can be flat out wrong in their views, ways &/or beliefs & then have the nerve to try & tell you how to live or condemn you for something they feel is wrong in your life. It can be real tempting at this point to "stick it" to such people & tell them how you really feel. You want to show them the "log that's in their own eye" (Luke 6:42) & teach them a lesson so that they never dare go there with you again.

But after you let 'em have it, you'll actually feel terrible. Especially when your opponents are just plain ignorant.

As believers, we know the Truth. And those who live godly understand walking in the light (1 John 1:7). This isn't true for those who are still plugged into the world; those still walking in darkness...blinded by the Evil One (2 Timothy 2:26). Know that this group can include professed "believers."

So remember all of this the next time you're hurt by someone and made angry; when you're tempted to [socially] throw a punch at a blind person. I think we all know that knocking out a person who can't see isn't really something to brag or feel good about.